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Nutritionist Speaks to Smith County Employees

Nutritionist Ashley Johnson shared tips for eating healthier with Smith County employees on Wednesday for National County Government Month.

Ms. Johnson, assistant director for the Northeast Texas Public Health District WIC Program, is passionate about food and nutrition. She said it is something we can find relevant to everyone.

Ms. Johnson has been a vegan for six years and is training for a fitness competition.

“I’m really into fitness,” she said.

More than 20 Smith County employees attended the free seminar, “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.”

Ms. Johnson offered tips on cuisine selection, dining out and hydration.

“Be good to your body and overall, you’ll be a happier, healthier individual,” she said.

A few notable tips from Ms. Johnson include:

Make yourself have rules. That will lead to a healthier lifestyle.

Putting your cellphone down while dining allows you to focus on what you are eating and helps reduce mindless eating.

Moderation is key for everything.

Decrease the junk – in your life, food and otherwise – and life will be so much better.

Be on purpose in your eating.

Listen to your body!

Try to be intentional, not habitual.

Water flushes out everything. She recommends drinking 1 gallon of water per day.

Pick and choose your poison.

Balance is key!



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